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date: 10 August 2022

Aristaios (Latin spelling Aristaeus), 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Cheese
Author(s):
Andrew DalbyAndrew Dalby

though not one of the Olympians, was honored as a god in several regions of the ancient Greek world. Early sources agree that he was the son of Apollo and Kyrene and that he married Autonoe, sister of Semele: this makes him the uncle of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine. He is among the figures in Greek mythology who were born mortals and became immortal. His worship in Sparta, as consort of the local goddess Ortheia, and his widespread reputation as a shepherd, seem to place him in the category of pastoral gods who die and are reborn, like Dumuzi, Adonis, and Osiris, and are married to powerful goddesses. ... ...

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